OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, SINCE 1950
P.O. BOX: 640610 SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94164-0610
415.346.7450 - www.ysc.org - firstname.lastname@example.org AUGUST 2009
CRAYFISH WEEKEND AT LUAU WEEKEND IS ALMOST UPCOMING
CLEAR LAKE HERE- HOW IS YOUR HULA?! EVENTS:
Friday - Sunday Friday - Monday August 1-2nd
August 7-9th September 4-7th Kids Olympics
This is the peak of the summer at Clear Lake. Its Luau time again, as the August 7-9th
The weather will be warm and sunny and the YSC goes Hawaiian! If you’ve Crayﬁsh at Clear Lake
lake will be cool and refreshing! skipped other weekends, know
that this weekend is one you August 15-16th
This is one of the most delicious and most enter- deﬁnitely don’t want to miss. Sailing Weekend at Clear
taining weekends of the summer. The Luau Party is one of the Lake
season’s best parties, with
Food other than Crayﬁsh will also be served wild Hawaiian decorations, August 22-23rd
for people who are scared of the little red shell hula contest, and whole pig on Wine and Cheese at Clear
beasts. the BBQ. Join us ala Hawaiian Lake
style with your shirt, Lava-
lava and the girls dressed in August 29-30th
Hawaiian skirts. Babette’s Feast at Clear
Note this is an extended weekend and the party Lake
will continue all the way to Monday.
WINE AND CHEESE WEEKEND Luau Weekend at Clear
AT CLEAR LAKE Lake
KIDS OLYMPICS - JOIN THE Fri-Sun, Aug 21-23
FUN! For the most current list of
Last year we introduced Wine & Cheese week- events and activities visit
Fri-Sun, July 31- August 2
end for those with a taste for the things that is the YSC website at www.
best served when most others have expired. ysc.org
Kids Olympics has been a favorite amongst
With a great attendance last year, we will of
kids of all ages for a long time. Everything is
course repeat this weekend that is geared
the same as a regular family weekend, with the
towards members who are looking for a relaxing
additional sports and games starting Saturday
getaway weekend at the Lake.
Last year a member had bottled special wine
The Benz family will be the YSC Kids Olympics
just for members and their guests for this week-
“Organizing Committee” again this year. Some
end, with special labels and all. Although due to
popular games include: hula hooping, water-
the new policies in place regarding the serving
melon and pie eating, followed by deck jumping.
of alcohol we cannot offer wine, but will have a
There are also games for smaller kids.
large selection of cheese and spreads. But bring
along your own favorite bottle and there should
be a good chance to sample each other’s ﬁne
MIDSOMMAR AT CLEAR LAKE - RECAP HAPPY HOUR:
A fantastic weekend with 170 attending in total, the traditions were upheld with May
CAT CLUB in SF
pole and traditional Swedish dishes. Many thanks to the dinner team for working extra Date Saturday August 29th
hard and bringing the spirit of Swedish cuisine to Clear Lake. Time 10:00 pm
Location: Cat Club
1190 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103-3927
A longtime SF Nightlife staple, The Cat
Club plays host to an array of events and
parties. The venue is mixed, and includes
RUSSIAN RIVER CANOE TRIP AND BBQ RECAP everything from goth nights to 80’s rewind,
and everything in between. Regular nights
On July 11th about 30 canoes roared of the lost Scandinavian sandals, t-shirtsinclude the infamous 1984, continuously
down Russian River ﬁlled with energetic and Andy‘s glasses at next years canoe- voted Best of the Bay. The sound is as
Scandinavians and friends. The sun was trip! After many hours working on our erratic as the crowd, forming a fusion of
scorching hot, so the water felt refreshing sun-burns on the beautiful river, surviving
electronica, rock, indie, 80’s mainstream
and the super-soakers and paddles were a roller-coaster bus-ride, we all met up at
and underground, industrial, goth, and
frequently used for water-ﬁghts (read: Andy Nielsen’s place, and were served more. The Cat Club is like no other, with
personal vendettas!). The water was per- delicious burgers off the grill, comple- high energy fun for all genres.
fectly tempered and the amount created mented by a great salad a la Aase. Thank
just enough challenge to keep everyone you Andy and Aase for putting on yet See the YSC website for more informa-
on their toes, and the “rushing waters“ another great summer activity! tion.
even kept some in the water more than in
their canoes. Hopefully we will ﬁnd some
It is time for many members to renew their membership! Renewals and new member-
ships occur in two cycles beginning either in January or July. Please be aware that PUB CRAWL RECAP -
membership dues will increase as of July 1, 2009 making individual dues $40 and HOPE YOU DIDN’T MISS
family dues $50. THE FUN!
On Saturday June 28th we had an excel-
Join the many members who renew their memberships online by credit card. It is a
lent turnout of YSC and friends who par-
great convenience for you, and cuts down on precious YSC volunteer time. If you
ticipated in a fun crawl through the SF Ma-
don’t receive occasional YSC emails with your personalized
rina. We started at the LaBarcas where
login key, please supply your current email address at
we waited for fellow members to join the
pub crawl. We experienced fantastic ice
Otherwise you can mail a check to the club’s P.O. box address listed on the front
cold margaritas and beers. The next stop
page. Please note “Attn: Renewal” to ensure faster processing.
was the Horseshoe Tavern on Chestnut
Street where additional members and
guests joined the pub crawl. At the Horse-
Helping Scandinavians find a shoe Tavern, we enjoyed music, drinks,
and played a few rounds of pool. As we
home in San Francisco. migrated to the last bar, the Hi Fi Lounge
Bar on Lombard, we had 40 plus people
Erik Hjorth Reider crawling through the Marina. At the Hi Fi
Lounge Bar members and guests enjoyed
415.252.5225 dancing to disco music and catching up
www.erikreider.com with each other.
COMING UP AT CLEAR LAKE THIS MONTH!! JULY 4TH AT CLEAR
LAKE - RECAP
Fri-Sun, Sep 12-14
Babette’s Feast was brought back last
year due to popular demand and had a
total of 18 fantastic dishes resulting in a
formal dinner that lasted for more than
3 hours. Dinner Saturday is dress up
(not just the ladies), with many exclusive
dishes. The tables will be decked with
table cloths, candles and other decora- July 4th weekend – Recap
tions. The cost for this weekend is $65 for A good crowd of about a 100 people
members, to cover the cost of the dinner. and 13 boats showed up this year for
This time of year the winds pick up a little
Tommy Godsk Jørgensen 4th July and made for a great week-
bit so it is the perfect weather to take your
sailboat out and about on the lake. You end. Hair color - blue and red, some
can also enjoy the use of the club boat people had their own white :-), water
and learn how to water ski or wake board. balloon ﬁghts with the boats sailing by
During this weekend, we have some of made for a fun ﬁlled weekend and the
the local sailors that are friends of the ﬁreworks at Konocti were spectacular,
club, visiting where members will have and as usual Carsten treated us all
the chance to be crew on a sailing boat to his special cakes decorated as the
under the steady reign of an experienced American ﬂag.
captain in a friendly fun race.
Sailing is fun and a much different experi-
ence than riding in a speed boat, so come
join the fun.
TAHOE CABIN - RESERVATIONS ARE EVEN EASIER!
Check out the new reservation system
send it to you. Tahoe@ysc.org
which allows you make a reservation,
The cabin is looking great this year. Many
calculates your payment accurately and
families are taking advantage of the op-
portunity to book the entire cabin out for
allows you to pay by credit card using
their friends and family.
PayPal! Members will now need to login
Treat you family to a wonderful Tahoe
to the YSC website to make a reserva-
vacation by doing the same thing.
tion. Weekly members receive emails
Many people enjoy hiking, swimming,
that give them their login code. If you do
bicycling, sight-seeing and many other
not have a login code please send an
great activities Tahoe has to offer.
email with your full name and we can
EVENTS IN TAHOE THIS MONTH! PEEL ‘N’ STICK PARTIES
July 11-August 23 tures 50 artists from throughout the West IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD:
37th season of the Lake Tahoe Shake- displaying and selling their artwork in this The editor is looking for individuals who
speare Festival beautiful setting. Start/ends 10am-5 pm are interested in hosting a peel ‘n’ stick
Encircled by the immense beauty of Lake on Friday-Sunday. party! All of the supplies and the news-
Tahoe’s deep blue waters and nestled letter will be mailed to you so your only
in a white sand amphitheater, the Lake August 15,16 job will be to pick up the pizza and beer
Tahoe Shakespeare Festival presents 8th Annual Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest which are reimbursable if you provide
Shakespeare under the stars capturing The Village at Squaw Valley USA will pair receipts. If you can gather a group of 4-5
the true spirit of summer at the lake. With up cold brews with hot music when some people, it will only take about a coupe of
gourmet food and drink at Shakespeare’s of the most recognized jazz and funk hours to ﬁnish.
Kitchen, nightly wine tastings and time favorites of this era perform at the 8th An- If you are interested in hosting or volun-
with friends and family, each performance nual Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest. This free teering please send an email to editor@
provides an outdoor theatre experience concert is open to all ages and visitors ysc.org.
within a festival atmosphere. The 2009 can listen to continuous live music from Tusind tak to Signe Vik for hosting the
season brings Shakespeare’s “Measure 2-8pm on two stages. All while sampling July Lick N’ Stick!
for Measure” and “Much Ado About Noth- the offerings of more than 20 breweries,
ing” rotating nightly Tuesday through including some hard to ﬁnd micro and
Sunday with musical entertainment every macro brews. Beers are available for
Monday night. $3 for 1 or $5 for 2. Festival goers are
encouraged to bring their BJF glassware
August 14-16 from years past as this year’s brews will
11th Annual Arts and Crafts Lakeside be poured into corn compostable cups.
at Homewood Resort The event will beneﬁt the Truckee Tahoe
The 11th Annual Arts and Crafts Lake- Humane Society and last year raised
side, at Homewood Mountain and fea- more than $20,000 for the organization.
is strictly voluntary and the YSC assumes no liability for incidents occurring at or as a result of attending a club event or activity.
The Young Scandinavians Club, YSC, is a nonprofit social club assembled by and for Scandinavians of Northern California. Attendance at any activity
San Francisco, CA. 94164-0610
P.O. Box: 640610
Young Scandinavians Club